Similarities Between Turkish and Romanian
- Published on Nov 10, 2018
In today’s language challenge, we will compare Turkish and Romanian, with Şimal, a Turkish speaker from Turkey and Andrei, a Romanian speaker from Romania, going up against each other with a list of words and sentences. If you live in Toronto and would like to participate in a future video, or if you have any suggestions or feedback, please reach us on Instagram: Shahrzad (@shahrzad.pe): https://www.instagram.com/shahrzad.pe Bahador (@BahadorAlast): https://www.instagram.com/BahadorAlast Make sure to check out Andrei’s channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/euAndrei Romanian is an Eastern Romance language primarily spoken in Romania and Moldova, and also recognized as a minority language in Bulgaria, Hungary, Serbia, Ukraine, Germany, and the Czech Republic. Romanian shares a lot in common with French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese, however, Aromanian, Megleno-Romanian and Istro-Romanian are the languages which are closest to it. So as a means to distinguish it, the term "Daco-Romanian" is an alternative name for Romanian used by linguists. The Turkish language (Türkçe), which is also referred to as Istanbul Turkish, is the most widely spoken of the Turkic languages, with most of its native speakers living in Western Asia, and significant group of speakers in Germany, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Northern Cyprus, Greece, the Caucasus, and other parts of Europe and Central Asia. Ottoman Turkish, which was a variation of the Turkish spoken today, influenced many parts of Europe during the time that the Ottoman Empire expanded. When the modern Turkish republic was established, one of Atatürk's Reforms consisted of changing the Ottoman Turkish alphabet with a Latin alphabet. Today, Turkish is recognized as a minority language in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Iraq, Macedonia, and Romania.